02 Nov 2015
The restaurant is opened by local well known chef Justin Quek. It is located at level 57 with a great view overlooking the garden by the bay. The view would much have the weather been not so hazy. Maybe if that is the case, we would be dining outside and enjoying the view. Today we are having the 3-course restaurant week lunch which costs $40++ per person.
We start the meal with the bread basket, served with butter. There are 4 types of bread : cheese, Japanese, baguette and herb. The baguette has quite a hard crust. The cheese one is most yummy to have. The bread is refillable.
Starter : Kurobuta Wanton
Sauteed prawns, lobster & tomato fondue
The overpacked wantons look more like siew mai with filling threatening to come out. It tastes quite flavourful and juicy.
Main Course : Sakura Chicken
Sauteed mushroom, potato mousseline, Shao Xing wine sauce
The dish is fragrant and reminds me of the Herbal Emperor Chicken 药材皇帝鸡 with its smell. Although served with cream sauce, the sauce is light with asian flavours in it. The chicken is very tender and tears easily from the bone.
We also order the resturant's signature JQ's Signature Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao 鹅肝小笼包 ($25++).
The xiao long bao has quite an amount of soup inside. It has the strong flavour of foie gras and truffle in it too. But I feel that the skin of the xiao long bao is a bit too thick. The staff has replied that such thick skin is needed in order to hold the soup.
Dessert : JQ's Signature
Freshly baked fine apple tart, vanilla ice cream
Unlike that the usual apple tart, the thinly sliced apple lies on a thin crispy pastry skin. I like the flakiness of the tart, which is balanced by the ice cream. I am a bit sad that the ice cream melts rather fast, which makes one feels the need to rush through the dish.
Overall it has been an enjoyable lunch with JQ asking about the meal. The guy has a great memory of remembering us.